Photo Essay: Ten Northwest Luminaries Photographed by Mary Randlett

The University of Washington Press Blog has posted an article on their new book, Mary Randlett Potraits. The book is a collection of Mary Randlett’s photos and biographical essays written by Frances McCue. The article includes a number of photos of West Coast writers and artists including Henry Miller, Morris Graves, Imogen Cunningham and others. Randlett’s black and white portraits are absolutely stunning.

University of Washington Press Blog

McCUE-MaryRandlettPortraitsMary Randlett Portraitsthe first collection of Mary Randlett’s photographs of people—presents visual artists, writers, and arts advocates from 1949 to 2014. Her portraits are known for their effortless intimacy, illuminating her subjects as few ever saw them—something noted by many of those whom she photographed. The portraits are accompanied by biographical sketches written by Frances McCue. Her short essays blend life stories and reflections on the photographs with Randlett’s own reminiscences. McCue also provides an essay that is the first to frame the scope of Randlett’s life and professional career. Mary Randlett, who will be 91 in May, 2015, is still photographing landscapes. Her last portrait photograph was of the author of this book, Frances McCue. The photographs and vignettes below are extracted from Mary Randlett Portraits.

1. Henry Miller, 1949
Henry-Miller

“Turn up Partington Ridge,” Mary Randlett’s mother told her. They were driving along Big…

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